If you find yourself wishing you could be a writer of films, and base them off of comics you should probably learn a little from someone who has done it. Although several several movies — including From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen – have been based on graphic novels by Alan Moore, you wouldn’t necessarily know it by glancing at the credits. Alan Moore is a beast of the industry and has been doing graphic novels and great story telling for some time. I found this post that goes into the life of this very interesting talent.
Apparently the suspicion of Hollywood isn’t stopping him from exploring moviemaking in general, or at least indie filmmaking. The legendary comic book scribe has just announced a short film series tentatively titled Show Pieces, which he’ll be working on with commercial photographer Mitch Jenkins.